Postdoctoral Program

Application Process


The Postdoctoral Program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing is open to nurses who have completed a doctoral program within the past five years and are able to locate to Nashville, TN.

Application Process

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Postdoctoral Program Office before submitting the application materials, which include:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Please also submit a letter (1-2 pages) that describes professional career goals, reasons for pursuing postdoctoral education, goals for postdoctoral education, focus or area of research along with potential VUSN mentor and expectations for mentorship. In explaining why you selected a specific mentor please address how the selected mentor matches your proposed area of research.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Selection of fellows rests heavily on a strong match between the candidate and faculty mentor.

Application Deadline

The completed application package (needs to include all the above materials) must be submitted before either the March 1, 2018 or Oct 1, 2018 deadline. Please send application materials to Judy Vesterfelt.